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Latest update : 2017-08-16

India: Cows at heart of political debate

In India, the humble cow is proving the cause of controversy. With numbers of bovines on the up, authorities are facing a headache over what to do with them. And that's not all, cows are also at the heart of political disagreements and even targets for lynch mob attacks.

Then, we head to one of the world's last communist countries, where training as a monk offers one way out of poverty.

We also go to Burma, where the Moken have lived a semi-nomadic life off the coast. But the fact that many of them are stateless means it's difficult for them to defend their rights.

By Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Christopher MOORE

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2018-04-16 Myanmar

Myanmar builds over destroyed Rohingya villages

In Myanmar's Rakhine state, military and local officials are building over the area where 700,000 Rohingya were forced to leave their homes behind. The stateless Muslim minority...

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2018-04-02 cricket

Australian cricket under mounting scrutiny amid ball-tampering scandal

In Australia, cricket is reeling from a ball-tampering crisis. Skipper Steve Smith and senior batsman David Warner have been banned from the sport for 12 months. The scandal has...

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2018-03-19 India

India's missing women: The dark legacy of sex selection

In India, officials say the population is missing more than 60 million women, equivalent to the entire population of the UK. It's the result of a decades-old preference in India...

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2018-03-05 Maldives

Trouble in paradise: Political crisis deepens in Maldives

The Maldives may be best known for its white beaches, but recently the nation's been engulfed by political turmoil. The president declared a state of emergency last month,...

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2018-02-19 North Korea

Korea's divided families: Hopes for a reunion after decades apart

The freezing temperatures at the Winter Olympics in South Korea couldn't stop a thaw in relations with the North. But what will it mean beyond the Games? Thousands of families...

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